• Ferme Proulx et Érablière
    1865 Chemin O'Toole
    Cumberland (Ottawa), ON K4C 1N2
  • 613-833-2417
  • proulx@proulxberryfarm.com

Maple Fest

The Sugar Bush at Proulx Farm

Short and sweet, sugar bush season is our favourite time of year. Winters in Ottawa can be a little long, but we know that once the sugar shack fire is burning nice and hot, our favourite people and a new growing season aren’t far behind.

Our 2017 season will begin Sunday, February 26th, and end Monday, April 17th. 
Sat. & Sunday: Farm and sugar bush, 9-5
Weekend Brunch 9-3, last seating 2 pm. No reservations accepted.
Weekdays, by reservation only.
March Break (Ontario) 9-4, no reservations needed.
Easter 4-day weekend, 9-3, brunch reservation recommended. 
sugar-shack-2

What makes our maple syrup the best?

We might be biased, but we think our syrup is the best in the area. Our customers agree. Each year our list of reserve orders grows, along with the number of people stopping by the farm to pick up a jug or two. We also supply some of Ottawa’s best chefs, who know that when it comes to maple syrup, there’s no substitute for the real thing.

We collect sap starting in late February from our stand of real sugar maple trees. The terrain, rich in clay and stones, differs from the sandier soil of many Quebec maple farms. The extra minerals give our syrup a uniquely rich maple flavour.

At Proulx Farm, we only use sap from sugar maple trees. Our syrup, maple butter, taffy, maple syrup pie and maple cotton candy are made from 100% pure maple syrup. It’s our guarantee.

maple sugar on a stick

Planning to Enjoy Maple Fest?

  • Enjoy our brunch
  • Participate at a maple tour including a visit to the production shack.
  • Visit the farm and its activities
  • Take a horse-drawn hay ride (weekends).
  • Visit our farm store.
  • Plan a group visit (by reservation only).

If you are coming for brunch, you will also need to purchase admission to access the grounds and sugar bush tour.

Brunch is held from 9-3 on weekends, last seating at 2:00 pm. The farm is open until 5:00 pm Saturdays and Sundays, and from 9am-4pm during the Ontario March break. Reservations are accepted for the Easter long weekend only.

There is plenty of parking in the main parking lot at Proulx Farm (1865 O’Toole road). We will transport you to the sugar bush by hay ride. Or you could park along O’Toole Road, close to the sugar shack at 1757 O’Toole and walk in.

maplefest wagon ride to the sugar bushmaple syrup